Chapter 12 (10th Edition) Asking the Right Questions Most information you encounter is designed to affect your thinking in some way Your task is to decide whether you want to be an instrument of that purpose If you are missing information, you could make bad choices Limits of time and space Limited attention span Knowledge of author/presenter is incomplete Deception Values and beliefs of others are different from yours Which segments of society do not benefit from a proposed action? Who loses? How does the proposed action affect the distribution of power? What are the action’s effects on our health? How does the action influence our relationships with one another? With the natural environment?